Saturday, June 4, 2011

Winning The Game

Seeing something beautiful is like winning a game, one of a series. You have returned to the presence of what you know is good for you. You know how you did it and can probably do it again. Beauty is knowledge and strength, your knowledge and strength.

It a about your relation to the world. There is no such thing as a beautiful object. The beautiful object always has its faults. What makes beauty persist is love, getting in the habit of expecting beauty. The persistence of beauty depends on keeping your knowledge and strength up to date, not on seeing anything permanent in the people, places and things you love.